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Re: java.awt status LGPL -> GPL?

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: java.awt status LGPL -> GPL?
Date: 30 Oct 2001 08:33:20 -0700

>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Fisher <address@hidden> writes:

Mark> Note that GCC 3.0.x ships with a partial AWT implementation
Mark> under GPL+exception.

Paul> The AWT files that are part of the GCC release are GPL'd.  The
Paul> licensing information at the top of such files is incorrect.

This is RMS' claim, but that doesn't necessarily make it true.  It has
a sort of revisionist quality to it -- namely, nobody who worked on
the libgcj AWT implementation was aware of this at the time.  So even
if his position is legally correct, morally it can't be.  IMHO of
course.  Certainly if I had known he was planning to GPL this code, I
would never have assigned it to the FSF.


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